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part of speech: noun plural

A certain contagious disease common in Africa and elsewhere, consisting of eruptions somewhat resembling raspberries.

part of speech: noun

A disease occurring in America, Africa and the West Indies, and almost entirely confined to the African races. It is characterized by cutaneous tumors, numerous and successive, gradually increasing from specks to the size of a raspberry, one at length growing larger than the rest; core a fungous excrescence; fever slight, and probably irritative merely. It is contagious, and cannot be communicated except by the actual contact of yaw matter to some abraded surface, or by inoculation, which is sometimes effected by flies. It is also called FRAMBOESIA, from the French framboise, a raspberry.

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